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Table 1 Distribution of the Expected Benefit and Improvement of Expected Benefit level according to the type of application

From: Medical device assessment: scientific evidence examined by the French national agency for health – a descriptive study

  Total N (%) New N (%) Modification N (%) Renewal N (%)
Sufficient EB* 79 (77.5) 46 (68.7) 13 (92.9) 20 (95.2)
IEB level I 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (7.1) 0 (0.0)
IEB level II 8 (7.8) 2 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (28.6)
IEB level III 5 (4.9) 3 (4.5) 1 (7.1) 1 (4.8)
IEB level IV 15 (14.7) 11 (16.4) 1 (7.1) 3 (14.3)
IEB level V 50 (49.0) 30 (44.8) 10 (71.4) 10 (47.6)
Insufficient EB 23 (22.5) 21 (31.3) 1 (7.1) 1 (4.8)
Total 102 67 14 21
  1. * EB: expected benefit.
  2. IEB: improvement of expected benefit.